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Eye of the Tiger

FURDEK: Tight admissions, high tuition narrow options

May 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY MADDY FURDEK [email protected] In the midst of the Class of 2016’s college acceptance season, it seemed as if fewer and fewer of my peers were receiving acceptance letters to University of California schools than in prior years. While I was surprised by the negative outcome of many of my friends’ painstakingly perfect applications to UC’s, I took them wi...

MAILEY: Class rank promotes harmful competition

May 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY SAM MAILEY [email protected] Society places a heavy emphasis on academics, but an individual student’s priority on academics varies from household to household. A student’s approach in the classroom usually corresponds to their academic dedication. In one case, a student might turn in homework only when they feel like it, whereas another might check Homel...

STEARNS: Quality of class experience dependent on teacher dedication

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY MIKAYLA STEARNS [email protected] I am not a student who hates their class because of a heavy workload. Infamously difficult curriculum, homework, projects or finals aren’t what drives my opinion of the class – it’s the teacher who makes it or breaks it for me. My favorite teachers (and then consequently, favorite classes) have been characterized by...

MULLIGAN: Campus vandalism childish, ignorant

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN [email protected] Destroying and defiling school property doesn’t make you some rebellious teen. It makes you a student who completely disregards your fellow students’ safety and a nuisance in everyone’s lives around you. Regardless of the safe glass that the school has, students could have been seriously injured when two kids deci...

EYE OF THE TIGER'S VIEW: Toffelmier’s ousting risky

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

(This article represents the views of the 2015-2016 editorial board) Administration’s decision to transition band director Mark Toffelmier away from his post could prove hasty. While we support site admin intentions to rejuvenate the VAPA department’s enrollment and effect, it may have been shortsighted to ignore the band program’s gradual, yet tangible growths in recen...

FURDEK: C/o ‘16 reputation unfitting

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY MADDY FURDEK [email protected] I can still remember the thrilling nervousness that coursed through my body the first day I met Roseville High School’s Class of 2016. It was a hot August day, a week before school would officially begin and the entire incoming freshman class had been corralled into the gym to get a jump start on bonding with our future peers...

BARBER: Undervalued Naviance provides clear path

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY RACHEL BARBER  [email protected] Last Wednesday, Roseville Joint Union High School District held a Parent Advisory Committee meeting to discuss next school year’s Local Control Accountability Plan funding. As I reflected on this year’s spending, I took special note of the $70,000 spent on the college and career readiness software provider: Naviance. I...

BEAMAN: Common Core focus in P.E. distracts from student fitness

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY BLAKE BEAMAN [email protected] Forty-two states have now fully adopted Common Core standards for core subjects, like math and language arts. However, this year we have seen the integration of Common Core values in other classes that you may not expect, like physical education. The physical education department at Roseville High School has been trying to int...

SMITH: Policy damages appeal of Academic Enrichment

April 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY ANDREW SMITH [email protected] The changes made to the academic enrichment program attempt to fix a problem that isn’t there. This policy was approved by the district on October 13, 2015, and will be in effect starting June 16, 2016. This will take away the grade bump from introductory courses, aiming to get rid of the incentives around classes with AP counter...

MULLIGAN: Later start would only cater to later students' needs

March 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN  [email protected] Every Monday during first period is the same. Alongside the lesson, there are consistent complaints about the early hours for school and how much better off students would be coming into school an hour later. Quite simply, this change could not happen because sports – especially during this time of year –  would ru...

STEARNS: Maintain equal gender representation in admin

March 14, 2016

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BY MIKALYA STEARNS [email protected] Before talking to the superintendent, I imagined that the gap in female to male admin was similar to the lack in racial diversity that Robbie Short highlighted last year: large and (not) in charge. I assumed they were going to be relatively the same story, in terms of the data. I first contacted the superintendent to “...

LITTLEJOHN: Scheduling easily derails TA policy

March 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Limited applicants may shortchange teachers BY JAKE LITTLEJOHN [email protected] Roseville High School’s new policy on teacher assistants is designed to lower the number of TAs and, in most cases, allow teachers just one TA per term. The policy also requires students to fill out an application and only allows two applications per teacher, unless the tea...